Posted: April 11, 2018
"Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant." Galatians 1:10
This is the apostle Paul talking, and he doesn't mince words.
The older I get, the more I learn that I can't please everyone. I am not everyone's cup of tea. I cannot make everyone happy. While I don't use this as an excuse to be a jerk, I realize that I am only trying to please One: God. Those around me may not understand or agree with my words, actions, boundaries...but if I know I'm obeying God, I am doing it right.
Lord, I want You to be pleased with me. It's not easy to go against the current of culture, friends, or family, but I do not want to compromise in my walk with You. Show me how to obey You - I want to start today! Help me to not seek the praise of man, but You, and You alone. Amen.